The Family Room Blog

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2015 Brings New Federal Action to Prevent Child Trafficking

ACF will work even closer with states and child welfare systems to protect children who are vulnerable to human trafficking.

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Following Her Heart

Randee Logan gives a foster child a 'forever family.'

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Leading the Way in Community Partnerships

From the very start, Head Start was envisioned as a community effort.

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Head Start: Leading the Way for 50 Years

Head Start provides the most vulnerable preschool children and their families with comprehensive services to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional, and mental health needs.

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Healthy Fathers, Healthy Families: Improving Father and Child Health and the Affordable Care Act

On Jan. 24, Fatherhood Buzz barbershops will host fathers and families for a day of activities to promote healthy lifestyles and behaviors.

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Nation Sees Reduction in Child Abuse and Neglect in Annual Child Welfare Report

More must be done to prevent abuse to avoid long-lasting health effects.

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Show Me The Evidence

New book lauds ACF's Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation for playing a key role in evidence-based initiatives to improve social programs.

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Help Shape a Federal Immigrant and Refugee Integration Strategy

The White House Task Force on New Americans puts a call out for ideas to help shape the focus of the federal immigration and refugee integration strategy.

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Tribal Home Visiting Grantees Submit Benchmarks Data for the First Time

New information being collected will provide quantifiable data on improvements of eligible families participating in the program.

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Bringing H.E.A.R.T. to the Office of Family Assistance

This December, the Office of Family Assistance welcomed a new director, Nisha Patel.

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